A. Schutz’s Contribution to Phenomenological Theory of Intersubjectivity

  • Natalia Smirnova
Part of the Analecta Husserliana book series (ANHU, volume 79)


The problem of intersubjectivity nowadays greatly influences our contemporary social thinking. The cause for this is that under post-modern conditions the concept of social reality includes multiple virtual realities, the majority of which are produced by computer activities. Such a virtual reality might include not only an imaginative animal of which we are able to take care, but even a spouse who — in contrast to a corporeal one — does not appeal to our feelings of responsibility or our sense of justice. Anyway, the efforts to tackle the problem of intersubjectivity seem to contribute both to the so-called mind-body problem and to the problem of a meaningful background of social communication as such.


Phenomenological Theory Natural Attitude Bodily Feeling Transcendental Philosophy Thematic Reduction 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    Husserl, E. Cartesianische Meditationen und Pariser Vortrage (Haag, 1950), V Meditation, S. 121–177.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Husserl, E. Cartesianische Meditationen. Sec. 44.Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Husserl, E. Cartesianische Meditationen. Sec. 50.Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Schutz, A. Collected Papers (The Hague, 1962), Vol. 1, pp. 141–149.Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Sheler, M. The Nature of Sympathy (New Haven, 1954), pp. 213–264.Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Schutz, A. Collected Papers, pp. 167–172.Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    Schutz, A. Collected Papers, pp. 170–171.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Natalia Smirnova
    • 1
  1. 1.Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

Personalised recommendations